Gig 2 : Beechwood and Easterside

The club name rang a bell; the club didn’t! They’re all becoming such a blur though as we’re out so much just lately! So this was Beechwood and Easterside. We played it a few years ago. I was fat back then, with a wispy and rather pointless beard; definitely nowhere near as distinguished! As thisContinue reading “Gig 2 : Beechwood and Easterside”

Two gigs and a wedding.

Like a rather memorable 1990’s film I pretty much woke up yesterday going fuck! Fuck! FUCK! FUCKERTY! Two gigs this weekend, and add onto that a wedding and it’s a recipe for exhaustion. The Wedding So the wedding was at 2 yesterday, at Goldthorpe church – not too far away at least. I arrived inContinue reading “Two gigs and a wedding.”

Heart in mouth moment

It’s a horrible feeling. That moment when your grip slips and your £1500 mobile phone falls to the ground, folding screen down. Yes, it happened to me. I was quite lucky – the phone damaged the screen protector, and it’s caused a small cluster of pixels to go hot, but it didn’t totally smash theContinue reading “Heart in mouth moment”

An emergency gig.

So on Friday I thought I’d got a weekend off. How wrong I was! Friday night had me working and logging power consumption on an electrical installation. What did amaze me, however, is how little it did actually use! Until you realise that everything uses so much less energy because all the lighting is LED.Continue reading “An emergency gig.”

Supporting a mate

A weekend off gigging, so I went to see some of the guys play in their covers band. The gig was really local so we met up beforehand for some coffee. The gig was great! I was really impressed with how tight the guys were and how good the music sounded. All in all aContinue reading “Supporting a mate”

Cargo Fleet… Oh yes.

Cargo Fleet club strikes fear into the hearts of all covers bands. Imagine taking a venue, putting it upstairs, putting a fire escape onto the back of it and then making sure the ground at the bottom is just rough enough to snag the wheels of all your flight cases and you’re pretty much bangContinue reading “Cargo Fleet… Oh yes.”

Johnfest

I know this has taken me a few days, but last weekend was Johnfest – a festival to celebrate the life of one of Strangefish’ longest term fans. We played a selection from the first two albums including a rendition of Lighthouse Jig with his son Ian on fiddle. I also got to wear theContinue reading “Johnfest”

Of confusing gigs and floods

Yesterday was gig day. I shared a post originally stating that I was playing at North Ormesby Institute. Well as it happens that was not quite right. As it turned out we were actually booked to play North Ormesby WMC, a very different club two miles down the road. We only found this out thenContinue reading “Of confusing gigs and floods”